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Congress just passed a three-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) totaling $450 million in critical T1D research funding. The T1D community has benefited immensely from the SDP since it was first enacted in 1997, and the program complements many of JDRF’s research priorities.

The SDP is improving lives and advancing research to treat, prevent and ultimately find cures for T1D through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program has helped scientists make significant advances – including artificial pancreas technology, beta cell replacement techniques, improvements to continuous glucose monitors and treatments for complications of T1D like kidney disease and diabetic retinopathy.

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“Eat right, move more, and lose weight.” If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, these are probably some of the first things your doctor suggested you try to help manage your blood sugar. But if lifestyle changes aren’t enough or your diabetes worsens over time, medications will be needed to keep your blood sugar in a healthy range.

In addition to injectable insulin and a growing number of oral medications, non-insulin injectable medications have recently come to the market and may help you stay in better control of your diabetes. So, how do you know which one is the best for you? It all depends on your specific situation. The first step is understanding the basics so you can have an informed conversation with your doctor.

We’re bringing experts from across the country to you with a series of virtual educational events to help you and your loved ones live well with type 1 diabetes. Meet and learn from new speakers, engage with other families and individuals with T1D and expand your knowledge on topics important to you – all from the comfort of your own home. To stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in T1D treatment options, view the educational resources provided by our national TypeOneNation Summit sponsors.

Just before 7:30 a.m. on June 22, Southwest Airlines flight 370 lifted off from McCarran International Airport, climbing westward over the Las Vegas Strip with Captain Bob Halicky at the controls. Banking north, the twin-engined Boeing 737-700 with the airline's ubiquitous blue, yellow and red livery leveled off at its cruising altitude of 40,000 feet for its flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

For the passengers on board, it was a normal flight, landing twelve minutes early. But Halicky, a 59-year-old Las Vegas resident, had waited nine years for this opportunity. It was the first United States commercial flight with a pilot with insulin-treated diabetes at the controls, according to the American Diabetes Association, a milestone years in the making.

Most Americans know popcorn as a steadfast part of moviegoing culture, but it’s actually a popular snack all over the world. It’s easy to associate popcorn with lots of butter and salt, but the snack can actually provide surprising health benefits with its nutrients and low calorie count.

Popcorn is made by heating up kernels, which are filled with starch and have a hard exterior. When it’s not loaded with a bunch of other ingredients, the snack is a healthy light treat. It’s also popular because it’s fast and easy to prepare at home.

Who wonders what is the food you have the hardest time avoiding during the holidays...

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